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General Prep Question

 
Aruna Raghavan
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Hi All,
I am reading thr' the Manning book- it's pretty good but it seems like the SCWCD is a lot of memorization. Has any one tried out building a webapp just to learn the practical side of it while preparing??
Aruna.
 
Mark Howard
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Hi Aruna
I am a JSP/Servlet newbie using the Manning exam study kit to prepare for my SCWCD exam. After reading through the book once I set out to write a full-blown application that utilised most of the concepts covered by the exam objectives.
If you have the time, I couldn't recommend the exercise more. It does not take long at all, and is a far more practical way to memorise the API and objectives for the exam. The app I wrote was a golf handicapping system which I had a lot of fun developing. Best thing was that you tend to keep revisiting it to make improvements as you learn more. I ended up learning about JDBC to put a database in behind the web service, and JavaScripting for a screen help sub-system. And when I covered the MVC pattern stuff, I found myself re-structuring the entire application again to be more reusable and component-based.
Then I went back to the book and really enjoyed re-reading the topics which I now had a 1st-hand practical knowledge of
 
Aruna Raghavan
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Mark,
That is the right way to do it if you are trying to learn something rather than just pass the test.
May be you can even post it on an opensource web site.
Aruna.
 
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